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Below you will find useful web links that provide excellent information on various health issues.
These are useful for parents, teachers, the community and students.

Drugs Education 
http://www.nzdf.org.nz/
 - New Zealand Drugs Foundation.
http://www.cads.org.nz/ - contains an excellent safe partying guide.
http://inhalants.drugabuse.gov/ - fantastic site about inhalents.
http://www.crystalrecovery.com/ - an interesting article about 'P'.
http://www.dare.org.nz/ - shows informatin about the DARE programme which is partly delivered to Year 10's by the Police Youth Education officer.
http://www.ndp.govt.nz/ - National Drug Policy & information about various drugs inc party pills & cannabis.
http://www.nida.nih.gov/NIDA_notes/NNvol20N2/Twin.html - an interesting article about cannabis & depression.
http://teens.drugabuse.gov/ - a fantastic government website with facts about drugs, information for parents & teachers, real stories, games & a discussion group.
http://www.quit.co.nz/page/index.php - quitting smoking.
http://www.cads.org.nz/Sorted/default.asp - an Auckland based organisation providing counselling & drugs infromation.
http://www.dancesafe.org/
http://you-are-the-target.com/page_one.html
http://www.alac.co.nz/InfoForYouth.aspx - all about alcohol in NewZealand. In Te Reo and English.
http://www.cautiouswithcannabis.com.au/ - Australian government site. Plain looking but lots of information.
http://www.cnomy.com/?dn=emcdda.org&pid=1PONU28HS&prvtof=8b2VkUqfXDCVzkFOuAxuOP2a6V%2F3OA%3D%3D - health promotion site.
http://www.sadd.org.nz/ - students against drink driving.



Sexuality Education
http://www.attitude.org.nz/ - ATTITUDE is the youth education division of Parents Inc., dedicated to creatively teach life skills that will assist teenagers to make life-enhancing choices. We use their presenters here at WDSG in term 1 & 3.
www.familyplanning.org.nz - An excellent site that can be very useful for students, parents & the community alike. Family planning have helped develop our Sexuality Education curriculum.

www.theword.org.nz – Family planning youth site.
www.scarleteen.com – A good magazine format site. It can seem fairly advanced but read the responses to the questions before making a judgement.The question board may be helpful for students who do not want to ask an adult for information.
www.teenwire.com – Planned Parenthood of America – informative and interactive.
http://www.youthresource.com/ - informative site for young & old who struggle with the issue of whether a person can be gay and a member of a faith community.
www.yoursexhealth.org – The Uni of Melborne – good information.
http://www.itsmybody.co.nz/itsmybody/default.jsp  - great website about girls & their periods
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/sexuality-and-reproduction - informative site on all aspects of sexuality and health

Food & Nurtrition
http://www.kiwifamilies.co.nz/Topics/Food+Nutrition/Fiona+Boyles+Column/Teenage+Nutrition.html - teenage nutrition.
http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/page.php?p=141  - link between mental health and nutrition.


Mental Health & Other Health Issues
http://www.healthaction.org.nz/Youth_Event_Support.htm - an event planning guide.
http://www.healthaction.org.nz/SaferPartyTips - safe partying tips for girls.
http://www.youthline.co.nz/
http://www.reachout.com.au/home.asp - infromation, forums and interactive site on managing grief, depression, eating disorders, family issues, friendship, relationships, communication, safety & violence, sexuality, alcohol & drugs.
http://www.youthlaw.co.nz/ - a very informative site which shows youth what they can and cannot legally do in New Zealand.
http://www.acya.org.nz/
http://www.nobully.org.nz/help.html - NZ site whcih deal with bullying.
http://www.urge.co.nz/proto/index.asp  -covers various issues.
http://www.skylight.org.nz/young-people.aspx - NZ site supporting children & young people facing change, loss & grief.
http://www.headroom.net.au/ - Australian youth mental health site.
http://www.nosp.ie/html/help.html - Irish website for suiscide prevention.
http://www.spinz.org.nz/ - NZ website for suiscide prevention.
http://www.pacificdaughters.org.nz/index.html - website for Pacific Islanders.
http://www.netsafe.org.nz/mobilephone/bullying_harassment.aspx  - text bullying.
http://www.teamup.co.nz/primary-int/helpful/Bullying/Text+bullying.htm - text bullying.
http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/703166 - info from vodafone on what to do if you are being text bullied.
http://www.police.govt.nz/news/tenone/20060428-284/feature_textbully.htm - police info on text bullying.
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/tonyhughes/416 - info for parents who can set up their child's phone for accepting only texts & calls by people approved by them.
http://www.kidshealth.org.nz/index.php/ps_pagename/contentpage/pi_id/298 - text bullying.
http://www.netsafe.org.nz/youngadults/bullying_social_networking.aspxMinistry- bebo bullying
http://www.netsafe.org.nz/youngadults/netsafe_on_bebo.aspx - bebo bullying
http://www.endometriosisnz.org.nz/ - awesome site
http://www.thelowdown.co.nz/ - youth depression website